Every now and then the rear
guard and the white men cast apprehensive glances rearward as though momentarily expecting the materialization of some long expected danger from that quarter.
Advancing, therefore, without much order, they had just crossed the brook with a part of their followers, when they were assailed in front, flank, and rear
at once, with an impetuosity to which, in their confused and ill-prepared condition, it was impossible to offer effectual resistance.
The guide led them to the rear
of the glade, where they were able to observe the sleeping groups.
The captain of the company had been pacing excitedly to and fro in the rear
There were motor trucks and ox teams and all the impedimenta of a small army and always there were wounded men walking or being carried toward the rear
If you unload his skull of its spermy heaps and then take a rear
view of its rear
end, which is the high end, you will be struck by its resemblance to the human skull, beheld in the same situation, and from the same point of view.
Anyone looking at the disorganized rear
of the Russian army would have said that, if only the French made one more slight effort, it would disappear; and anyone looking at the rear
of the French army would have said that the Russians need only make one more slight effort and the French would be destroyed.
At the head of the caravan rode some two hundred warriors, five abreast, and a like number brought up the rear
, while twenty-five or thirty outriders flanked us on either side.